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We are data geeks who want in on the action of addressing the challenges and highlighting the strengths of the Midwest entrepreneurial ecosystem. To do this, we gather data from investors, businesses, and community organizations, and we use our findings to develop programming designed to support the growth of entrepreneurial economies throughout the region.  Learn more about what we do!

Staff

Venture capital report
Emily Heintz
Founder and Managing Director
Entrepreneurship research
Molly Theis
Community Engagement Manager
Venture capital annual report
Maddy Evans
Intern
Black venture capitalist
Jake Nickell
Contributing Editor

Our board members are experts in building diverse and inclusive organizations, making strategic connections, and have deep industry knowledge and advocacy experience.

EntryPoint Community Research Institute Board

EntryPoint is a designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

Entrepreneurship research
Carrie Jones – Chairperson
Senior Advisor to the Mayor
City of Detroit

 

Midwest startups
Jeff Rinvelt – Treasurer
Managing Director
Renaissance Venture Capital
Diversity entrepreneurship
Jennifer Owens
Chief Executive Officer
Lakeshore Advantage
Black venture capitalist
Marlin Williams
Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion
StockX

Advisory Board

Midwest startups
Shane Bliemaster
Founder
Marketing Supply Co.
Michigan startups
Trey Boynton
Global Lead, Inclusion & Collaboration Strategy & Alignment
Cisco
Black venture capitalist
Patti Glaza
Managing Director
Invest Detroit
Jennifer Owens
Chief Executive Officer
Lakeshore Advantage
Ann Arbor startups
Amy Peterson
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Rebel Nell
Jeff Rinvelt
Managing Director
Renaissance Venture Capital
Detroit entrepreneurship
Ted Serbinski
Managing Director
Techstars
Angel investing
Monica Wheat
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Venture Catalyst

 

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